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American Public Media Receives Funding to Expand "Citizen Sources"

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting awarded $4.1 million to MacArthur grantee American Public Media, to expand its network of unpaid "citizen sources" that help provide local news coverage. Read More

Chicago Public Schools Adopts New Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Chicago Public Schools adopted MacArthur grantee Common Sense Media's Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum in compliance with state rules for annual, age-appropriate Internet safety instruction. Read More

Engaging the Public Domain

The International Journal of Learning and Media devoted an entire issue to the changing relationships between learning and media across a wide range of forms and settings. Read More
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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More
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The Interrupters

This MacArthur-supported film follows three violence interrupters, members of CeaseFire, who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories, as they try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Read More

MacArthur Grantees Receive 2011 Emmy Nominations

ProPublica, Independent Lens, ITVS, PBS FRONTLINE, and POV — all MacArthur grantees — received a combined 30 Emmy nominations in 2011. Read More

New U.S. Government Website Focuses on Digital Literacy Tools

DigitalLiteracy.gov provides libraries, schools, and workforce training centers with tools to help teach computer and digital literacy skills and features a number of MacArthur grantees and supported research. Read More

PBS Frontline, ProPublica, and NPR Investigate Child Death Convictions

The Child Cases identifies and analyzes more than 20 cases in which people were prosecuted for killing children based on medical evidence that was later found unreliable. Read More

The Other Silverdocs

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Investigative News Network Joins Reuters One-Stop News Shop Media Platform

Thomson Reuters has added Investigative News Network – a MacArthur grantee – to its media platform as part of its mission to create a one-stop news shop for publishers and broadcasters globally. Read More

Half the Sky

ITVS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will fund and produce a television special and multi-platform project based on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Read More

Media Cloud Dashboard Answers Online Content Questions

Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society has launched an open source, open data platform called Media Cloud Dashboard. Read More